All parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland are to be open from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, February 28th for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If you’ve been away from the Church and want to come home, we warmly welcome you to the Sacrament. If you know someone who’s been away, invite and come with them. Come and experience the healing, compassionate, merciful love of God.
In this divisive election year, this prayer from the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops is offered:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where uncivil words prevail, show me how to model love. Help me remember the God-given dignity of all and invite others to do the same. Show me how to build bridges and not walls and see first what unites us rather than how we diverge. Let me seek to understand before asking to be understood. Give me a listening heart filled with empathy and compassion. May I be clear in sharing my own position and respectful and civil in describing those of others. Let me never tolerate hateful ideas. May I invite all to charity and love. Lord, help me to imitate your compassion and mercy. Make me and instrument of your peace. Amen
Make Fridays of Lent special by coming to the 5:30 pm Mass, spending some quiet reflection time with the Lord and then praying the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm. All are welcome.
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Normally we offer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on the last Wednesday of each month at the 5:30 pm Mass. However, that date in February is the Evening of Confession around the diocese from 5-8 so there will be no Mass that night. We’re moving it up one week and will offer the sacrament on Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30 pm. This a regional event and all are welcome.
FYI: Because of the Evening of Confession in February and Holy Week in March, the dates for the Mass of Anointing for those months are being moved ahead one week respectively: February 21st and March 20th.
To all parishioners and friends of the parish who made donations to our We Give Catholic project on Tuesday, November 28th, thank you. Because of your generosity, we raised $2525.00 towards making our dream of cleaning up and beautifying the area between the school and Waldeisen Hall a reality. If you missed the online campaign, but would like to help, you may write a check to Immaculate Conception with WeGiveCatholic on the memo line and mail it in or drop it off at the rectory. We are truly grateful.